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Get involved with this crafty Christmas project

With just over 100 days to go until Christmas, we’re asking for your help with this new and exciting project for Weymouth. We are working in partnership with the Let’s Make It community group to help bring some Christmas cheer to Weymouth by creating Christmas angels!

The angels will be distributed throughout the town over the Christmas period for people to find. People will then be encouraged to post pictures of any angels that they find on the ‘Weymouth Christmas Angels’ Facebook group (which will be set up closer to the time) and also let group members know where they find the angels. Once you’ve found an angel, it’s yours to keep!

We’ve already made a few angels, but we need your help to make more!

Jane Biscombe, Weymouth Town Clerk said:

“This is a wonderfully creative example of what the community can achieve when we work together, and helps to combat social isolation. We are pleased that the Town Council can support this great project.”.

Gill Taylor, member of Let’s Make It community group said:

“Creating items for other people is very therapeutic and is a great tool in combating social isolation, and uplifting people’s moods making them feel warm and fuzzy. We are all volunteers and we would ask if anyone has any spare wool or felt to please get in contact with us.”

From 2nd October, there will be crafting and knitting sessions every Wednesday morning from 9:30am-11:45am at St Mary’s Church in Weymouth Town Centre. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, collect materials, pick up new patterns and of course create some beautiful angels!

For more information, including free patterns, please contact Julie Hursthouse, Community Development Officer on 01305 239306 or juliehursthouse@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk. If you would like to donate any materials, please drop these off at the Weymouth Town Council offices on Commercial Road, Weymouth.

For contact details for Let’s Make It and information on their previous projects, visit their Facebook page.